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Central Coast honors Memorial Day with variety of events

Posted at 6:51 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 22:15:11-04
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Communities across the Central Coast are honoring the fallen on Memorial Day with a range of activities throughout the holiday. These include the following:

Unfinished Business Memorial Day Jam in Avila Beach

The Avila Beach Golf Resort is memorializing the “unfinished business” we must never forget by hosting a benefit concert to honor and remember our veterans and benefit those who have been wounded or disabled. Proceeds benefit three 501c3 nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing programs and/or services to improve the quality of life for those who have served our country.

Memorial Day Remembrance in San Luis Obispo

The program will include the raising of the American flag by local Sea Cadets, patriotic music to include an a cappella quartet from the Pacific Horizon Chorus, and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address by local attorney Stew Jenkins who will portray Abraham Lincoln. Local Boy Scouts from Troop 322 will present a historical tribute to the American Flag, and there will be a flyover of a B25 and a T-28 from the Estrella Warbird Museum.

Lost at Sea Memorial Day Service in Cayucos

This annual event is held in memory of U.S. veterans and those lost at sea. Homemade desserts will be for sale with proceeds benefiting Trade School Scholarships.

Faces of Freedom in Atascadero

The Atascadero Veterans Memorial Foundation is hosting the annual “Faces of Freedom” Memorial Day Ceremony as San Luis Obispo County remembers and honors our Nation’s Fallen Heroes. The one-hour ceremony will be held at the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of Morro Road and Portola Road near the Atascadero Lake Park.

Ceremony at Santa Maria Cemetery

The program will include an opening prayer, performance of the National Anthem, memorial wreath presentations, a speech by guest of honor Col. Kris Barcomb of Vandenberg AFB, a 21 gun salute, and “Taps.” This event is free and open to the public.